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EXPANDING NEUROLOGY CARE. Salvador Cruz-Flores MD MPH Founding Chair, TTUHSC Neurology Region 15 RHP Meeting El Paso First Health Plan , 1145 Westmoreland Drive June 26, 2014 @ 1:00pm. GAP ASSESSMENT. El Paso population 800,000 About 16 active neurologists 3-6 month waiting time

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Expanding neurology care

EXPANDING NEUROLOGY CARE

Salvador Cruz-Flores MD MPH

Founding Chair, TTUHSC Neurology

Region 15 RHP Meeting

El Paso First Health Plan,

1145 Westmoreland Drive

June 26, 2014 @ 1:00pm


GAP ASSESSMENT

  • El Paso population 800,000

  • About 16 active neurologists

  • 3-6 month waiting time

  • Large population with epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease, neurodegenerative disorders

  • El Paso Region Health assessment mentioned the need for neurologists as a priority


Milestones progress dy 03
MILESTONES & PROGRESS DY 03

  • I. To recruit providers (physicians and non physicians)

    • 2 FTE 2014 (Feb. and July 2014)

    • Active pool of applicants for FY 15 to include many specialties

    • 2ND Interviews completed

  • II. To establish an ACGME accredited residency Program in Neurology

    • Application will be submitted 8/14

    • Target Class: July 2015


Milestone and pr0gress dy3
Milestone and Pr0gress DY3

  • To expand services to include 2 sites, volume of patients seen (outpatient and consults), ambulatory clinic sessions and inpatient consult service(s)

    • Outcomes:

      • On target for Unique patient count

      • 2nd site opening prior to 9/14; delay for unique patient count to DY 04


Milestone and pr0gress dy31
Milestone and Pr0gress DY3

  • E-Referral

    • Implemented a 360° electronic Referrals via Referral Management System.

      • Internal referrals within TTUHSC implemented

      • External community not incorporated as of yet

  • Category III DSRIP

    • Patient Satisfaction Survey (baseline year)

    • Epilepsy: measuring recurrent seizures and hospital readmission (baseline year)

      • Enhanced Outpatient Progress Notes completed 2 weeks ago

      • Forthcoming data


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Milestone and Pr0gress DY3

VI. 2 Annual Conferences

  • May 9, 14: Neurology for Non Neurologists

  • June 26, 2014: DSRIP Board Meeting


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